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Scientists would be able to see a meteor in the path of the earth probably years before it actually hit us so I'm not buying that one either
Originally posted by chr0naut
There may be other causes of personality changes like this that are more likely, especially if Your husband is older than about 35 (after which, it is unusual for bipolar to arise). It would be wise to get a brain scan and not simply medicate, which may be covering a real underlying problem.
I am not a doctor but my wife has studied psychology and I have several bipolar friends, whose condition interests me greatly. The normal pattern for male bipolar disorder is that its onset is usually about the 18th year and often may relate to regular exposure to THC (a component of Marijuana smoke).
As you mentioned, your husband is not involved with drugs and so, along with my assuption that he is older, I would say that he is atypical for bipolar disorder (which does not necessarily mean he doesn't have it).
Has your husband any history of head trauma/blackouts/headaches/vertigo as these could become significant and indicate some other physiological problem.
If his experience is generally positive and he is "in control", perhaps you could discuss with his doctor the possibility of moderating his medication but be aware that your husband may not neccessarly know when he is "stepping over the line" and the help of a qualified therapist is very important.
I pray that he recovers.
When you accept someone as your savior, you follow him with all your heart and will, and lose your individuality, its that simple.
Originally posted by stellawayten
I've been with this man for almost 11 years. He has been atheist/agnostic since I have known him. He's a simple guy with simple views. I've always been the conspiracy nut with the crazy ideas and such. He would always laugh at my paranoia and random thoughts about life.
On January 10, 2011, it was like a lightening bolt hit him or an alien took over his body or something. He had some kind of spiritual experience. I can tell you right now that I know this man... everything about him and he had not been drinking or drugging. (He had a drug test later the next evening and it was negative but I'm getting ahead of myself.) Anyway, back to the story... He started having some kind of spiritual experience. He was crying and praying out loud. He apologized to me for everything he had ever done that hurt me. It was the best night I have ever had with him. We laid in bed all night talking until he had to get up and go to work.
The next day he called me and wanted me to tell his coworkers that he was not on drugs. Apparently he had gone to work and was sorta preaching to the guys. I told them that he was fine and was just having a spiritual experience. Later that evening his boss called me and asked if I would pick him up. Said that he needed to go home and rest. On the way to pick him up he called and told me that we were going to go on a trip after I picked him up and to make sure I had the kids with me. I was excited until I talked with my family. They were worried that we would be the next family on the news that was killed by the dad that was getting messages from God. They scared me with their fears.
I picked him up and we started on our 'journey'. My family was so worried that they had the cops stop us. Long story short (okay, not really short but I'm trying), he was arrested, hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
He has been on his meds now for a few weeks. He is still spiritual and still open to conspiracies and such. He has the same thoughts that he had that first night the only difference is that he has a filter now and doesn't say everything that he is thinking or trying to figure out like he did the night he was arrested.
He feels that something big is coming. Something really big. If I was a 'normal' everyday person I would accept his diagnosis and pat him on the head and just think... well, he's crazy. BUT since I'm an 'abovetopsecret' kinda gal I feel like there might be something to his thoughts and feelings. This is soooooo out of his character and for him to just all of a sudden start feeling and acting this way is something.
I'm not saying that he is not bipolar. I'm just saying what if it's something more. I have been reading a lot of threads talking about people waking up and never in a million years did I think my husband would be one of them.
Originally posted by autowrench
You got that right, friend. You become a slave to a dogmatic religious nature that is like a very small box that does not let in, or out, anything that is not Bible/Christian based or imagined, or told by a leader, commonly called a minister or preacher. You are then a cult member, you will dress like the rest, talk like the rest, eat like the rest, pray like the rest, and worship like the rest. Did I miss anything?
God is not an alien, and don't let your husband just quit the meds
Originally posted by questcequecest
i cant believe u told your family, that was your first mistake
uve literally ruined his rep with them ... forever
everything he says now once u leave and return back to ur home will be taken out of context,they will sit around questioning everything he said
you were on the way to something life changing and you gave it up and stayed in your old life
you were going to the mountain in close encounters of the third kind, now hes missed the boat that u cld have jumped on
too bad now im afraid hes at more of a risk of you being on the news,hes being led by something higher, u stopped that higher being and now ur the one leading him..
get him off those meds
Originally posted by CitizenNum287119327
Maybe he just got to a point in his life when he could no longer bottle things up inside and it all just blew out.
Originally posted by coolottie
One thing you really need to remember is do not let him stop taking anything all at once. The meds for bi-polar have terrible withdrawal even suicide. If he stops taking them it has to be gradual withdrawal. I have spoken with Hindu masters when the samething happened to me. They said that in the West we don't understand what an "Enlighten Experience is" They told me to go to an Ashram, (sp?) They said in the Eastern countries people that have an Awaken Enlightenment or revered but in the West they call them crazy.
Originally posted by Jonas86
Any kind of "awakening" doesn't happen just like that. I'm sorry, just my 2 cents.